Loneshade’s Vehicle Guide


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Hello fellow Citizens, welcome to my personal vehicle guide!

Last Update: June 29th, 2018: Commercial for Cyclone, Dragonfly, Nox Kue, nox Base and Ursa added

Star Citizen offers not only a huge variety of space ships (Check out my Ship Guide) – but also an ever increasing number of ground based vehicles and maintaining an overview is getting more difficult by the day.

Dealing with ship and vehicle trades on a daily basis and being an active player myself, its mandatory for me to stay informed and I want to share this knowledge with you. Be aware though, that while I often have new players and veterans alike come to ask me ‘what is the right vehicle for me, what should I buy?’, there is no simple good, better & best answer – rather the answer is always a personal on depending your skill level, your hardware and gear, your preference in game style, and even your aesthetic preference. Hence, what I provide you here is not a guide to what is the best vehicle for you, but a quick and easy overview on what choices are available and worth considering for the task you have in mind and by providing you all the links you can possibly need, to find more detailed information and to support your decision!

If you’re looking for a more intrinsic and personal recommendation, find me on Star-Hangar’s discord live chat, where we can gladly discuss details to help you find out what really fits you best, as well as other frequently asked aspects such as whether or not to go for vehicles with LTI (Life Time Insurance).

As a note to veterans, its a good idea to search this page before buying a ship you’re potentially interested in, as you can quickly find the links to what alternatives are worth investigating, before making your choice. Have fun and see you in the ‘verse! 🙂

 

New Citizens – check this out first!

If you’re new to Star Citizen, remember to check this out first:

1) Referral Program:
Before you enlist a Star Citizen Account with RSI… Star-Hangar is sponsoring new players with its own referral program. Just check the “Star Citizen Account” in the FAQ or ask staff in Discord Live Chat about it!

2) Game Package:
Note that before acquiring vehicles, you first need a game package. If you don’t have one yet, remember that you can start with any cheap pack, but you may just want to make sure it also includes the Squadron 42 single player campaign. Buying this from RSI has become expensive, but Star-Hangar has cheaper options (that included Squadron 42) available: Starter Packages

 

Your vehicle overview!

The main purpose of this guide is that if you think “hey, that’s a cool ride” then you can browse the star citizen ship list and see what alternatives we have to choose from that you might want to consider. So here’s your overview:

Civilian Buggies

These are civilian ground vehicles, whose purpose is simply to get from A to B faster and more stylish than simply on foot. These kinds of vehicles are typically unarmed, though of course nothing will stop you from grabbing a gun yourself and firing it.

Core ships of this class are:

  1. Greycat 2 seated buggy
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs Greycat;
  2. Cyclone (Base variant) 2 seated buggy
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs Cyclone (Base); Commercial;

Such small vehicles make a preferable choice to pack into your space ships and for traversing crowded city space. For overland travel, you may want to check out the list of hover crafts which allows for a faster traverse of large distances.
 

‘Small’ Cargo Vehicles

There is no dedicated ground cargo transport vehicles available as of yet. Transportation is typical so cheap and easy using space ships that ground transports are typically not required. You may however consider to check out these vehicles:

  1. Cyclone (Base variant) 2 seated buggy that can transport a cargo box.
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs Cyclone (Base);

 

Ground Racing Vehicles

Star Citizen is well-known for its tough and highly competitive race tracks. Think you’ve got what it takes to be the fastest? These vehicles may be of interest to you:

  1. Cyclone RC 2 seated buggy Racing Variant
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs Cyclone RC;

 

Hovercraft Racing Vehicles

Travelling on the ground is fast – but flying is even faster. Do you have the nerves it takes to travel at excessive speeds a mere meter above ground? If so, these ships may be to your liking:

  1. Nox: Planet based racing bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs Nox; Commercial;
  2. Nox Kue: Planet based racing bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs Nox Kue; Commercial;
  3. X1 Velocity: Hover Racing Bike, capable of spaceflight
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs X1 Velocity;

 

Reconaisance

Doesn’t matter if you’re looking for rare ore deposits, potential tourist hot spots, alien life forms or hostile forces… these vehicles are both mobile and equipped with powerful scanning gear:

  1. Cyclone RN 2 seated buggy with Sensory Gear
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs Cyclone RN;

Light Combat Vehicles

Light and mobile ground vehicles sporting fixed weapon mounts. These vehicles can quickly traverse terrain and their weaponry is well suited to keep hostile infantry in check.

  1. Cyclone TR 3 person buggy with Light ‘Machine Gun’
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs Cyclone TR;

 

Heavy Combat Vehicles

Heavy Tanks built to dominate the battlefield on ground. These tanks are designed to take out other enemy vehicles, but they are typically also capable to engage enemy infantry as well as enemy spaceships that carelessly move into range.

  1. Nova Tank Heavy Military Tank (3 crew required)
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs Nova Tank;

 

Light Combat Hovercraft

These craft are extremely fast and well equipped with light weaponry. Their capability to also ascend into the air gives them an incredible mobility. They are however, vulnerable to ground based anti-air weaponry.

  1. X1 Force: Combat hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs X1 Force;

Additionally you may want to check out these whoever bikes, which are capable to support your combat operations:

  1. Dragonfly Yellowjacket: Dual Seated hover bike capable of space tracel
    Related: Search & Buy; Shortcut; Specs Dragonfly Yellowjacket; Commercial;
  2. Dragonfly Black: Dual Seated hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & Buy; Shortcut; Specs Dragonfly Black; Commercial;
  3. Nox: Racing hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs Nox; Commercial;
  4. Nox Kue: Racing hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs Nox Kue; Commercial;
  5. X1 Baseline Edition: Hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs X1 Baseline;
  6. X1 Velocity: Racing hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs X1 Velocity;

 

Light Anti Air Vehicles

These ground based vehicles are designed to intercept Air Targets.

  1. Cyclone AA 2 seated buggy with Anti Aircraft Missiles
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs Cyclone AA;

If you need ground based air defence, you might also want to check out these vehicles:

  1. Nova Tank Heavy Military Tank (3 crew required)
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs Nova Tank;

 

Armoured Personnel Carriers

Move your Troops quickly and safely to where they are needed.

  1. Ursa Rover Armed APC (2 crew + 4 passengers)
    Related: Search & Buy; Specs Ursa Rover; Commercial;

Unknown Vehicles

The following vehicles are still top secret and while its known that RSI sold some to large volume investors, no details other than the vehicle name has been announced so far. Please expect updates at a later time only.

  • Lynx Rover unknown vehicle
    Related: Search & Buy
  • Origin Rover unknown vehicle
    Related: Search & Buy
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